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10 Free Things for Teaching About the 2014 Winter Olympics

The 22nd Winter Olympics will be held February 6-23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Learn about the history of the Olympic Games, the sports, the athletes and more with these lessons, activities, videos and reference materials.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

20 Free iPad Apps for Educators

A variety of teaching and learning materials to access from your iPad.

Lesson Plan

4-H Robotics Curriculum

Activities for students in fourth grade and beyond.

Lesson Plan

5 Resources for Teaching Metamorphosis

Five websites provide grade-specific resources for helping students at all levels learn about the biological process by which an animal develops physically after birth or hatching.

Background Reading; Multimedia

92Y/The Paris Review: Interview Series

This site maintains an audio and video archive of interviews with writers, musicians, artists, scientists, and experts in other fields. Teachers and students across the curriculum can find resources by keyword, topic, date, artist or speaker.

Background Reading; Multimedia

A Sightseer’s Guide to Engineering

This virtual field trip takes students through each of the 50 states to visit engineering projects. The resource could support social studies or STEM classes.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Action for Healthy Kids

See how this site helps schools without the resources to improve nutrition programs and increase opportunities for kids to get healthier.

Multimedia; Tool

Activity a Day to Learn About the Brain

Four weeks of activities and projects to help students learn about the brain - including ideas, background information, and downloadables.

Multimedia

Agriculture in the Classroom

Agriculture in the Classroom supports state programs for PreK-12 teachers and their students to improve agricultural literacy.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

All About Bird Biology

This companion website to All About Birds takes you deeper into the lives of our feathered friends by exploring their anatomy and evolution. Find activities, interactive features, animated slides, multimedia, and articles.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Amphibian Ark

Educators will find resources on amphibians that build awareness of the plight of amphibians and the steps that can be taken to save them from habitat destruction, including lessons, guides, activities, stories and videos, fact sheets and more.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Annenberg Learner’s Interactives

22 learning modules from Annenberg Learner provide activities that improve skills in math, science, language, history, and arts. Though a few resources are aimed at elementary students, most are intended for secondary.

Learning Game

Archaeological Institute of America

Resources for grades K-12 from the Archaeological Institute of America include lesson plans and activities that range from simulated digs to preparing a Roman feast.

Lesson Plan

Arts Across the Curriculum

Our hand-picked resources for all grades help you integrate music and visual arts with social studies, math and science.

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Arts Across the Curriculum, Grades K-5

Our hand-picked resources for grades K-5 help you integrate music and visual arts with social studies, math and science.

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ASU Ask a Biologist

This resource for PreK-12 teachers and students is manned by Arizona State University faculty and staff. Submit questions and receive an answer within 72 hours. You’ll also find an archive of Q&As, an image gallery, activities, and more.

Background Reading

Authentic Assessment Toolbox

The Authentic Assessment Toolbox is a resource to help K-12 teachers, especially new teachers, create authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning.

BirdSleuth K-12

BirdSleuth K-12 is an inquiry-based science curriculum that engages students in scientific observation and data collection.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Brain Development Resources

NEA compiled these resources on cognition and brain development.

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Bulletin Board Ideas

We recommend four Web sites where you can find bulletin board ideas and themes, cutouts, templates, activity ideas, and more. Plus, find out what kind of supplies you’ll need and how to acquire them.

Printable; Tool

Butterfiles - Free Learning Resources

Butterfiles really are free in this rich respository of lessons, media, tools, exhibits and many other free things for learning about butterfiles.

Multimedia; Themed Package

Careers at NASA

Learn about jobs at NASA. Meet scientists, technical experts, engineers, mathematicians, physicists, accountants, attorneys, astronauts, educators, pilots, astronomers, and experts in many other fields.

Multimedia

Chain Reaction

Arizona State University’s Chain Reaction is a science magazine and website for students in grades 4-8 with archived and downloadable stories; activities, experiments and games; and professional development resources for educators.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Lesson Plan

Chemistry Education Resources

This website from The American Chemical Society is for teachers and students and groups resources under academic level. Teachers will find classroom safety, exams, assessments, study aids, and student programs and resources.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Climate Education for K-12

These resources are designed to help educators understand climate, climate change, and weather concepts and to be able to incorporate them into their course curriculum.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Printable